The Wireless LAN market is growing and enterprises of various sectors like hospitality, travel, telecommunication, IT, and government are improving their efficiency and productivity by adding wireless to an existing LAN or upgrading their old wireless line.
Dell' (News - Alert)Oro Group, a source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries has found out that, overall, Wireless LAN (WLAN) revenue grew 16 percent over the same period last year, driven in part by a 26 percent year-over-year increase in the Enterprise WLAN segment.
In a statement, Dell'Oro states that nine WLAN vendors had record revenue quarters, marking strong performance for the industry.
The Dell'Oro Group Wireless LAN Quarterly Report provides complete, in-depth coverage of the Service Provider, Enterprise, and SOHO markets with tables containing manufacturers' revenue, average selling prices, and unit shipments by the following wireless standards: 802.11g, 802.11a/g, 802.11n and 802.11ac.
"There are many exciting changes underway in the Wireless LAN industry now. We have a new generation of technology shipping, 802.11ac; a new customer group emerging, Service Providers; and new architectures being brought to market, cloud services and virtualized software," stated Chris DePuy, Analyst of Wireless LAN research at Dell'Oro Group. "In addition, enterprises now consider Wireless LAN infrastructure systems to be just as important as their wired Ethernet systems, which is driving a need for combined management systems for wired and wireless access at the edge of the enterprise," continued DePuy.
Cisco Systems maintained the majority revenue market share in the Enterprise WLAN market, followed by Aruba Networks (News - Alert) and Hewlett Packard. In other telecom service provider Wi-Fi market, Hewlett Packard, Ruckus Wireless and Cisco Systems were taking 0.2 percent revenue share points of each other in a near dead heat for top vendor ranking.
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Edited by Brooke Neuman